Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Violets, A Poem

Originally uploaded by Emily Barney

I love flowers and poems about flowers, and I hope you enjoy my post today about violets.
Do you have volunteer violets at your house? We have a lot of them, a carpet of violets along the alley where we keep our garbage and recycling bins.
I like it when the violets spread, and they don't need any care from me. Once in a while I water them.

"I love all things the season bring,

All buds that start, all birds that sing,

All leaves from white to jet,

All the sweet words that summer sends,

When she recalls her flowery friends,

But chief -- the violet.

by B.W. Procter, better known as Barry Cornwall, from his poem "The Violet."


Anonymous said...

Pretty violets and poem, Terra. At our last house, these grew so well in poor soil that nothing else thrived in. We always called them "Johnny Jump-Ups" because they so freely re-seeded themselves.
Have a nice afternoon.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So pretty. I wouldn't mind it at all if they volunteered at my house :)

Chatty Crone said...

Violets are just so romantic aren't they? sandie

June said...

I love violets too Terra! They pop up everywhere here along the front walk and I love that!
I wish you a wonderful Memorial Day!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I have three types of violets that I have allowed to just roam at will. A white w/blue-purple face, the typical purple sweet violet and one that is a shade of deep periwinkle.
They grow in the grass, the flower beds, everywhere!
What delights; their cheery faces after a long winter!


Daisy said...

We have a patch of violets that grow wild out behind our garage. Pretty photo and poem. :)

Buttercup said...

Love the violets and love just about anything in the purple family -- violets, iris and lilacs. Thanks so much for your sweet card. It's got a place of honor in my living room.

Lona said...

I love poems about flowers too. Violets are just so pretty and dainty looking. Those things can spread like crazy though but I do not mind. Have a lovely week and weekend.

Friko said...

Violets are gorgeous, I have a great spreading patch of them under some big trees. They are such modest little creatures.

xinex said...

Beautiful violets and poem, Terra....Christine

Amrita said...

Lovely, I love violets

Privet and Holly said...

Mmm, one of
my favorites, Terra!

We had more volunteers
when we lived in Illinois,
but I have had a few in
Minnesota, too.

Don't they say that violets
are sent to those that need


xo Suzanne

Catherine said...

Purple violets always look like summer to me! :)
Have a happy weekend!
xo Catherine

Ginny said...

That crocheted doll on the tree is amazing!!!! And these violets are so pretty. Yes, we have them in our yard growing wild...they are so sweet and I love them!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Terra, for the kind comment on my Memorial Day post and cat pic. A few posts back, I put a photo of our brand new kitten if you get a chance to see her.
Blessings to you this weekend.

Joyful said...

Cute little poem. I grow no violets and there are no volunteer violets around. I wish there were.

koralee said...

These violets remind me of my grandma...she had them growing all over her lawn! xoxox Happy new week

S. Etole said...

What a delightful poem.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Terra,
Thanks for stoppin by, and yes, I think it is shameful too when they make movies or tell stories that are true faith stories and leave that part out.
Liked the Violet poem, I too, love love love flowers of any kind.

Hope you are doing well hon,
Blessings, Nellie

Red Rose Alley said...

I love violets too. They are so pretty. Thank you for your comment on my fairy. The last picture of the trees I didn't take. I saw it on a friend's blog, and she said I could use it cause it went perfect with the quote. Have a lovely day. I can smell the violets from here.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

C'est moi Claudette said...

Barry Cornwall. Funny, I'm originally from Cornwall Ontario, Canada. I'm going there tomorrow to be with my sister for the day and night.